Growing Digital Revenue for Record Labels

Source: De Posson, Victoria. "Value Gap or Growth? How Digital Music Boosts Music Industry Growth," Computer and Communications Industry Association, December 2019
Topic: Copyright Infringement
Reference year: 2010-2018
Geographical area: Global
Method: Survey
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In April 2019, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the recording industry worldwide, published its Global Music Report 2019 which includes its revenue figures for 2018. IFPI data shows a global revenue growth of 9.7% with a 32.9% increase in paid streaming revenues and 34% of growth in overall streaming revenue. These figures look quite different from the "value gap" the music industry is allegedly experiencing. The efficiency gains of the digitisation of music result in increased consumer welfare and revenues for record labels — a textbook illustration of a healthy, competitive market. The values in this chart are presented with approximation, as the original report does not provide the figures.